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In WebHelp, popup topics are activated with the option Export topics of class "Popup" as JavaScript popup windows in HTML Export Options. This is the only option for popups in WebHelp. If it is not activated the popup topics will be displayed as normal topics.

For full details see Creating popup topics and Using JavaScript popups.

Important: This section is not included in skins

This section is not stored in HTML skins, it is project-only. Even if you are using a skin, you must still configure this in your project.

Customizing JavaScript popups:

Click on Customize popup appearance in HTML Export Options to display the configuration dialog:



Displays the popup on user click or mouseover (i.e. as soon as the user moves the mouse pointer over the link). Be careful with using the mouseover option as many users find this intrusive and it may also trigger popup blockers in some browsers.

Border width:

Enter 0 for no border, any value above 0 (in pixels) to draw a border around the popup box.

Border padding:

The distance between the popup content and the border or edge of the popup (if there is no border) in pixels.


The background color of the popup box.

Border color:

The color of the border, if there is one.

Rounded borders and drop shadow:

These effects are only supported by modern browsers: Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 3.6, Opera 10.6, Google Chrome 10 or later.

See also:

Creating popup topics

Using JavaScript popups